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  • Russian anti-smoking advert says 'Don't be like Obama'

    02/18/2016 6:14:06 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Feb 2016 | Adam Boult
    An anti-smoking poster featuring Barack Obama has appeared on bus stops around Moscow, with the caption: "Don't smoke - don't be like Obama." "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot of people," the ad reads.
  • Egypt Orders KA-52 Combat Helos, Considers MiG-35s

    09/28/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    AIN Online ^ | 28 September 2015 | Vladimir Karnozov
    Egypt awarded Russian arms vendor Rosoboronexport a contract for 50 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters, according to Russian media reports. Details of the transaction remained scarce, but it is thought that some of the Egyptian helicopters are maritime version Ka-52K Katran, which was unveiled earlier this year. The Katran may equip the two Mistral class landing ships that were built by DCNS/STX France for Russia. France stopped delivery after joining the sanctions regime against Russia for its annexation of Crimea. Almost the same day the Ka-52 deal became public, Egypt was revealed as the buyer of the ships. Russian sources...
  • Black poverty differs from white poverty

    08/14/2015 9:44:47 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 136 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12 August 2015 | Emily Badger
    The poverty that poor African Americans experience is often different from the poverty of poor whites. It's more isolating and concentrated. It extends out the door of a family's home and occupies the entire neighborhood around it, touching the streets, the schools, the grocery stores. A poor black family, in short, is much more likely than a poor white one to live in a neighborhood where many other families are poor, too, creating what sociologists call the "double burden" of poverty. The difference is stark in most major metropolitan areas, according to recent data analyzed by Rutgers University's Paul Jargowsky...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanh’s visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • Vietnam, Singapore aim to deepen air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 16 May 2015
    High-ranking officials of Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries in line with their strategic partnership. The agreement was made during the talks between Chief of the Singaporean Air Force Major General Hoo Cher Mou and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, who paid a visit to the island country from May 13-15, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their Thursday talk, the two sides agreed to boost defense cooperation to create a model for air force coordination among ASEAN members. Both host and guest pledged to...
  • Vietnam, Japan vow to enhance air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 26 May 2015
    Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The Vietnamese official told his guest that the bilateral cooperation can be strengthened through sharing experience in aviation safety, disaster response, and rescue, as well as thorough exchanges of delegations at all levels. He...
  • Vietnam to receive two more Gepard-class warships soon: gov’t site

    05/27/2015 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 27 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 25 May 2015
    The Vietnam People's Navy will soon get their hands on two new Gepard-class 3.9 frigates, the third and fourth of their kind which Russia has built for the Southeast Asian country, as the shipbuilder has just completed them, government website reported, quoting Russian media. >> An audio version of the story is available hereRussia has finished the construction of the two frigates for the Vietnamese navy, Russian news website Sputnik quoted Rafi Fatychow, spokesman for the Zelenodolsk shipyard, as saying last week. Weapons will be installed on the two warships soon, Fatychow said at a forum on the maritime...
  • Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

    04/30/2015 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 49 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 30 April 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles. Vietnam is in the process of acquiring 50 anti-ship and land attack 3M-14E Klub supersonic cruise missiles for its burgeoning fleet of SSK Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, Der Spiegel Online reports. According to the article, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website, based on information obtained from the United Nations’ register of conventional arms, indicating that Russia has already delivered 28 missiles over the last two years to Hanoi, although the precise number remains unknown. The Klub is a Russian-made...
  • Lubbock [TX] Should Be Ashamed Of The Way It's Treated Natalie Maines (Barf Alert)

    03/16/2015 7:46:46 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 101 replies
    KFMX ^ | 16 March 2015 | Wes march
    I’ve broached this subject before, but it’s the anniversary of Natalie Maines speaking out against President Bush. She was, in effect, actually speaking out against the war in Iraq, which at this point pretty much everybody agrees was a bad idea. That was TWELVE (12) years ago last Tuesday, March 10. It would be one thing if everyone gave the office of the President the proper respect, but it’s completely another when I see the same people who were critical of Natalie say much worse things about the current president EVERY SINGLE DAY. The strongest word she used in reference...
  • President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran

    03/04/2015 6:59:32 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 24 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 3 March 2015 | Faisal J. Abbas
    It is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does. However, one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran. The Israeli PM managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that “terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum” during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during “challenging” times. In just...
  • Dijon : un automobiliste renverse des passants en hurlant «Allah Akbar»

    12/21/2014 1:52:38 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 23 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 21 December 2014 | Jean-Marc Leclerc
    INFO LE FIGARO - Un homme une voiture a renversé une dizaine de piétons en fin de journée à Dijon en criant «Allah Akbar» («Dieu est le plus grand», en arabe). Il y aurait onze blessés dont deux graves.
  • Party’s Over: Canadian Navy Bans Drinking at Sea

    12/12/2014 9:31:28 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 91 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 12 December 2014 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailors had hitherto been allowed to drink off duty. Now, they will only be able to sample alcohol on special occasions such as Christmas, if the captain gives permission.
  • Japan offers vessels to Vietnam to boost its sea strength

    08/11/2014 9:49:19 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies
    Thanh Nien News ^ | 1 August 2014 | Thanh Nien News
    Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the East Sea (aka South China Sea), Japan's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of a strengthening of alliances between states locked in maritime rows with China. The used vessels, worth 500 million yen (US$4.86 million), would be accompanied by training and equipment to help the coastguard and fisheries surveillance effort, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said after talks with Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. The deal represents a notable shift in the two countries' close diplomatic and investment ties towards defense,...
  • Former Floyd County teacher's aide charged with improper relationship (Texas)

    05/02/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 1 May 2014 | KCBD Staff
    FLOYD COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - A Floyd County Grand Jury has indicted a former Floydada High School Teacher's Aide on a charge of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student. Police say 50-year-old Hope Warren is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old student. Warren resigned from her position with Floydada ISD on Friday, when the district first learned about the allegations. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office tells us that Warren has not yet been arrested.
  • Parent "Stunned" after teacher accused of sending Sex Videos of self to students (N. Carolina)

    04/18/2014 12:24:10 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 61 replies
    WBTV via KCBD ^ | 15 April 2014 | WBTV Web Staff
    CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student. Caron Blanton, 34, turned herself in to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Tuesday around 3 p.m. and was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and six counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor under 16. She posted a $150,000 bond and was released around 6 p.m. Blanton did not appear in court on Wednesday morning, but her attorney was there. He told...
  • EU mulls response to Ukraine crisis

    03/06/2014 9:11:03 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 18 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 6 March 2014
    Poland is leading a call for tough measures against Russia at a Brussels summit, Thursday, as the Crimean parliament votes for a referendum to leave Ukraine. Before an emergency summit on the crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Donald Tusk had talks with leaders of the Visegrad Group of countries - Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland - on a response to the Ukraine crisis. Tusk also met with President Hollande of France and the UK's PM David Cameron. Poland, alongside other member states from the CEE region and UK and Sweden want a tough response with a promise of sanctions...
  • OSCE team blocked from entering Crimea

    03/06/2014 9:02:37 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 5 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 6 March 2014
    Defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak says a 40-strong OSCE delegation, including two Poles, were blocked from entering Crimea by unidentified men wearing military uniform. "The mission has been detained, they cannot go further. They landed in Odessa and they were traveling by car from Odessa towards the Crimean Peninsula, but they were detained by unidentified men in fatigues," Siemoniak said on Wednesday afternoon, adding that they may be allowed to go back the way they came but would not be allowed in to Crimea, Reuters reports. OSCE spokeswoman Natacha Rajakovic has confirmed the observers were blocked from entering the region. The...
  • Secretary General assures Ukrainian Prime Minister that NATO stands by Ukraine

    03/06/2014 8:56:53 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk on Thursday (6 March 2014) that “in these difficult moments, NATO stands by Ukraine. NATO stands by the right of every nation to decide its own future. NATO stands by Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and by the fundamental principles of international law”. The Secretary General and the Prime Minister discussed the grave developments in Ukraine and how NATO and Ukraine can strengthen their partnership. The Secretary General said the crisis in Ukraine “presents serious implications for the security and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area as a whole.”...
  • Remarks by the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    03/05/2014 3:26:22 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 2 replies
    Remarks by the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the Press Conference held following the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at NATO HQ, Brussels Good evening. The situation in Ukraine presents serious implications for the security and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area. And Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its own international commitments. So NATO decided today to take a number of immediate steps. We have suspended the planning for our first NATO-Russia joint mission. The maritime escort for the U.S. ship Cape Ray, which will neutralise Syria’s chemical weapons. Let me stress, this will...
  • OSCE observer mission in Ukraine

    03/05/2014 2:42:45 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 5 March 2014
    Poland has sent two military observers to Ukraine as part of a 15-nation OSCE delegation which will attempt to stop further “military incursion” and encourage dialogue. 2 Polish officers will participate in the OSCE military observers mission from 15 countries, which will start tomorrow [5 March] in the Crimea at the request of Ukraine," Poland's defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak tweeted on Tuesday. Daniel Baer, the US's chief delegate to the OSCE, said the aim of the mission - which has a week-long mandate, although this could be extended at Ukraine's request - will be to try to prevent a possible...
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council (short title)

    03/04/2014 11:11:16 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    Full Title: Statement by the North Atlantic Council following meeting under article 4 of the Washington Treaty The North Atlantic Council has met at Poland’s request to hold consultations within the framework of Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, which states that “the parties will consult whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence, or security of any of the parties is threatened.” Despite repeated calls by the international community, Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to violate its international commitments. These developments present serious implications for the security and stability...
  • Kiev agitators 'trained in Poland' claims Putin

    03/04/2014 10:35:42 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 126 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 4 March 2014
    President Putin claimed on Tuesday that "well prepared" and organized protesters in Kiev who brought down the Yanukovych regime were "trained in Poland and Lithuania". In his first in-depth comments since the Russian parliament gave the green light for military action in Ukraine on Saturday, Vladimir Putin told a press conference in Moscow, "look how well they were prepared." "They underwent preparation in bases in Lithuanian and Polish border areas, and [of course] in Ukraine itself. Their instructors were ready for a lengthy time, you saw how they were prepared, like special forces, they were even divided up into squads,"...
  • Ukraine crisis: Poland 'safe' says president

    03/03/2014 7:23:56 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 24 replies
    The News (Poland) ^ | 3 March 2014
    President Komorowski said after a meeting of the National Security Council on Monday in Warsaw that the US has given assurances on Poland's security, as the Ukraine crisis deepens. In a telephone call on Sunday, Bronislaw Komorowski said Barack Obama assured him "unequivocally as to Poland's security, knowing that Poland is not only a neighbour of Ukraine but Russia as well." Trying to solve disputes through military means, as Russia is doing in Crimea, "raises huge doubts and concern for the future," President Komorowski said after the National Security Council meeting, which brings together Poland’s prime minister, foreign and defence...
  • Secretary General announces North Atlantic Council to meet

    03/03/2014 1:21:44 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 9 replies
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization ^ | 3 March 2014 | North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Full title: Secretary General announces North Atlantic Council to meet following Poland's request for Article 4 consultations The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on Tuesday 4 March, following a request by Poland under article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty. Under article 4 of the Treaty, any Ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened. The developments in and around Ukraine are seen to constitute a threat to neighboring Allied countries and having direct and serious implications for...
  • North Atlantic Council statement on the situation in Ukraine

    03/02/2014 1:30:22 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 44 replies
    The North Atlantic Council condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation in Crimea and expresses its grave concern regarding the authorisation by the Russian Parliament to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. Military action against Ukraine by forces of the Russian Federation is a breach of international law and contravenes the principles of the NATO-Russia Council and the Partnership for Peace. Russia must respect its obligations under the United Nations Charter and the spirit and principles of the OSCE, on which peace and stability in Europe rest. We call on Russia to de-escalate tensions....
  • Traffic cameras could generate $18 mil for Lubbock County(Texas)

    02/24/2014 8:20:35 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 73 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 24 February 2014 | Sarah-Blake Morgan
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Traffic cameras have watched Lubbock streets before, but within six months, they were gone. That was five years ago, but the option may be back on the table. This time, it could be speeding cameras throughout Lubbock County. Recently, Lubbock County was approached by American Traffic Solutions about installing speeding cameras in the county's school zones. That's the same company that put up Lubbock's controversial red light cameras in 2008. But before the option is even considered, Precinct One commissioner Bill McCay tells us they're weighing every option. "If there's something broken that needs to be...
  • Lubbock Sheriff severing ties with DEA (Texas)

    02/20/2014 8:43:24 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 9 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 20 February 2014 | Sarah-Blake Morgan and L. Scott Mann
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's a partnership meant to keep drugs and the people who deal them off the streets. But now, the Lubbock County Sheriff says he doesn't want his office working with these federal agents. Our investigation has uncovered a letter written by Sheriff Kelly Rowe, terminating the county's relationship with the Drug Enforcement Agency. The issue stems from a massive drug bust which was executed on February 4th, 2013. The month-long investigation took law enforcement from Lubbock down to Odessa and up to Borger. "All in all, we ended up seizing two homes, obviously all of the...
  • Another Kilo-class submarine heading for Vietnam

    02/04/2014 8:45:11 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 11 replies
    Vietnam Net ^ | 4 February 2014
    The submarine, named HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City, was built at Admiralty Verfi Shipyard in St. Petersburg. Due to harsh weather conditions in St. Petersburg, the naval diesel-electric submarine was loaded on to the Dutch heavy lift ship at Kaliningrad’s Yantar shipyard instead of Admiralty Verfi. The loading was supported by two tug boats and a canoe. The Dutch ship is now travelling to the Baltic Sea and then to Vietnam. It is scheduled to dock at Cam Ranh Port in one and a half months. Vietnam and Russia signed a document verifying the result of the vessel’s technical tests...
  • China sends warplanes to newly declared air zone

    11/28/2013 9:45:56 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 76 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 November 2013 | BBC
    The zone includes a groups of islands known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku by Japan Continue reading the main story Related Stories Tensions rise across region Watch Viewpoints: China air zone tensions Why China air zone raises risk China has sent warplanes to its newly declared air defence zone in the East China Sea, state media reports. The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. China has said all planes transiting the zone must file flight plans and identify themselves, or face "defensive emergency measures". But Japan, South Korea and the...
  • Former Texas speaker Wright denied voter ID

    11/04/2013 6:39:52 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 50 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 3 November 2013
    This news story appeared in a local news outlet, but the ultimate source is the AP. The story notes that former (Democrat) Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, claims that he was denied an ID to vote. Yeah, I am supposed to believe that a former Speaker of the House has not one valid, government-issued photo ID in his possession. Anyone else smell a publicity stunt?
  • [San Antonio, Texas] Council Ready to Push Through NDO Proposal, Ignoring Calls for More Time

    09/04/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    WOAI ^ | 4 September 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio City Council appears poised to plow ahead with a vote on that gay and lesbian non discrimination ordinance at its regular meeting tomorrow, despite concerns raised by opponents that the law is alarmingly vague and will be through out in court, 1200 WOAI news reports. One more opportunity for supporters and opponents of the law to speak out is set to take place tonight at 6 PM at City Hall. People who want to speak must sign up in advance starting at 8AM today. The City stresses that council will not discuss the proposal at today's work session....
  • Democratic Sources: Davis Planning Governor Run (Texas)

    08/13/2013 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 61 replies
    WOAI News 1200AM ^ | 13 August 2013 | Jim Forsyth
    One of the state's top lobbyists says sources are telling him that State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) who is a sudden national figure in Democratic ranks due to her 11 hour filibuster to kill a late term abortion bill, has decided to run or governor in 2014, 1200 WOAI news reports. "If she does run, I think it will probably be the most exciting race for Democrats since Ann Richards in 1990," Harold Cook, who is a democratic strategist, told 1200 WOAI news. Davis has said that she will run for either governor or re-election to the state senate...
  • Wolfforth police enjoying benefits of military vehicle program (Texas)

    07/28/2013 1:25:42 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 6 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 26 July 2013 | Adam Doyle
    WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - Wolfforth has taken advantage of something that many other communities across the South Plains haven't. It's called the 1033 program, a program that makes outdated military equipment available to law enforcement agencies. The Wolfforth Police Department says it has received several useful multi-purpose vehicles worth several hundred thousand dollars. The department says the only cost was a $6,000 entrance fee to the program, and the expense of picking up the vehicles. Wolfforth Police Chief Rick Scott says one vehicle in particular, a humvee, was helpful back in June, when those powerful storms hit. "The highway was...
  • Tarrant County Community College SE campus on lockdown (TX)

    04/16/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 19 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 ^ | 16 April 2013 | Mark Norris
    Tarrant County Community College southeast campus in Arlington is on lockdown midday Tuesday after reports of an armed suspect near campus. Scanner traffic indicates that Grand Prairie Police are looking for an armed burglary suspect who has a stolen .22 firearm. Suspect is reportedly wearing a black hoodie. Officials believe the suspect may be in a wooded area behind the campus. TCC sent out an alert to students telling them a lockdown is in effect. If they were in a building, students were told to stay in the room, turn out lights and stay away from doors and windows.
  • AOPA warns user fee proposal could cripple GA

    04/12/2013 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 12 replies
    AOPA ^ | 10 April 2013 | AOPA Communications staff
    The White House on April 10 released a budget proposal that includes a $100-per-flight user fee—a charge AOPA warns could be disastrous for general aviation. “We are disappointed to see this misguided idea resurfacing after it has been repeatedly and overwhelmingly rejected in the past. This is the wrong way to fund our aviation system,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “Congress has said it will not tolerate user fees, and neither will the general aviation community.” Two previous budgets from the Obama administration have included similar user fee proposals, but in each case Congress has rejected the idea. And opposition...
  • Movie star films documentary in Plainview (Texas)

    03/21/2013 9:42:11 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 20 March 2013 | Alex Zielinski
    PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - Don Cheadle made a brief stop in Plainview Tuesday and Wednesday to film part of a documentary focused on climate change. The eight-part documentary, which will air later this year on Showtime is called Years of Living Dangerously and features Don Cheadle along with Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Plainview portion of the documentary will focus on the recent drought, which led to the Cargill plant closure and the effect it's having on the city of Plainview. Cheadle interviewed Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and Associate...
  • A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obama’s Immigration Plan: It’s Conservative

    01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier
    For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative. His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism. First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world...
  • The Hitler gun control lie

    01/19/2013 4:14:27 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 92 replies ^ | 11 January 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    This week, people were shocked when the Drudge Report posted a giant picture of Hitler over a headline speculating that the White House will proceed with executive orders to limit access to firearms. The proposed orders are exceedingly tame, but Drudge’s reaction is actually a common conservative response to any invocation of gun control. The NRA, Fox News, Fox News (again), Alex Jones, email chains, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, Gun Owners of America, etc., all agree that gun control was critical to Hitler’s rise to power. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (“America’s most aggressive defender of firearms ownership”)...
  • Vietnamese Complain As Chinese 3G Comes to Disputed Spratly Islands

    01/07/2013 6:52:37 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Tech In Asia ^ | 7 January 2013 | Anh-Minh Do
    In the ongoing dispute over the Spratly Islands claimed by China and Vietnam, the latest development is that China is opening up 3G services on the islands, not only to Chinese soldiers but also for the country’s fishermen. The development will be yet another drop of lemon in the souring of Sino-Vietnamese relations in the past year. The Vietnamese government even voiced its complaint on, the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s website. The island disputes recently ignited with anti-China protests in May 2011 after Chinese patrol boats attacked two Vietnamese oil exploration ships near the Spratly Islands. Chinese soldiers and fishermen...
  • East Texas woman charged with bigamy

    12/06/2012 8:52:04 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 33 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 5 December 2012 | Michael Thompson
    GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - For more than a year, KLTV has been investigating the allegations by several East Texas men that they were all married to the same woman at the same time. Now, that woman has been charged with bigamy. Candice Andrade, 32 of Kilgore, was arrested in Gregg County on November 15 and released the same day. Her trial date has not been set. In June of 2011, two men said they discovered they were married to Andrade at the same time. They told KLTV they found a third husband in Houston. In November 2011, they discovered...
  • Four injured in fire at State Department

    11/24/2012 7:00:58 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 23 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | 24 November 2012 | Chris Francescani
    A fire broke out during routine maintenance at the U.S. State Department on Saturday, injuring four maintenance workers, officials said. The fire began inside ductwork on the building's eighth floor at about 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) as workers were replacing insulation, State Department and fire officials said. Workers doused the fire with hand-held extinguishers before fire department personnel arrived, District of Columbia Battalion Chief Edward Mills said. Mills, who was one of the first responders to the scene, told Reuters TV the cause of the fire remained under investigation but did not immediately appear suspicious.
  • Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman to give public speech in Lubbock (Texas)

    10/19/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 15 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 19 October 2012 | KCBD Staff
    Lubbock, TX - The Department of Economics at Texas Tech University and Worth Publishers invite you to a public speech presented by Prof. Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, on Thursday, October 25th at 5:00-7:00 pm on the TTU campus in the Human Sciences Building, Room 169. Prof. Krugman's speech is entitled "The Crisis: Year Six", and will be immediately followed by a "Questions & Answer" session. Space is limited, so please arrive early. Professor Paul Krugman is the 2008 Nobel Prize winner and a Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He received his...
  • Vietnam Begins Work on Space Center

    09/21/2012 8:38:02 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 21 replies
    Thanh Tien News ^ | 19 September 2012
    Work on the US$683-million Vietnam Space Center began Wednesday in Hanoi’s Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, newswire Dan Tri reported. The nine-hectare facility will be built by the Vietnam National Satellite Center, an arm of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, with assistance from Japanese engineers and technicians. Japan will also provide official development assistance worth around $600 million for building the facility, expected to be finished in 2020. The Vietnam Space Center will function as a hub for research and production of small satellites for weather forecasting, research, and disaster management. It is expected to help reduce annual losses...
  • Viet Prime Minister Under Threat (Viet Nam)

    09/06/2012 9:28:29 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Asia Sentinel ^ | 6 September 2012 | David Brown
    Intra-party rivals may pull him down Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung's grip on Vietnam's government is weakening. The Vietnamese premier is under attack by intra-party rivals who don't like his rich friends and fault his management of the economy. If Dung goes down, important changes in Vietnam's management of economic and social issues are likely to follow. As a rule, Vietnam's Communist Party doesn't wash its dirty linen in public. Its spokesmen work hard to maintain the party's aura of competence and infallibility. Party members don't gossip with outsiders about party matters. Decisions made by the party's Politburo or its...
  • Oil company proposes using Lake Alan Henry water (Texas)

    08/16/2012 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 8 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 14 August 2012 | James Clark
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock will consider a deal to sell water from Lake Alan Henry to a company called Citation Oil. The item comes up for discussion Thursday before the Lubbock Water Advisory Commission, which in turn will make a recommendation to City Council. City of Lubbock Director of Water Resources Aubrey Spear says he does not think the oil company plans to use a controversial practice called "fracking" also known as hydraulic fracturing. However, he still plans to suggest the Commission and the City Council to say ‘no' to the deal. Spear said, "If there's no real compelling...
  • Levelland company starts project, 117 oil wells (Texas)

    08/16/2012 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 4 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 15 August 2012 | James Clark
    Levelland, TX - High gasoline prices are bad news for most of us, but there is a silver lining. A Levelland-based company, Home Creek Energy LLC, is making the most of high prices with a major oil-drilling project. The Perry Ranch Multi-Well Production Project will be 117 wells in seven Texas counties. The locations go as far east as Baylor County and as far West as the western edge of Cochran County. It's a multimillion-dollar project with the goal of netting more than $1.15 million per month. Some of the drilling will go more than 10,000 feet below the ground....
  • Parents concerned about sexual behavior on preschool playground (Slaton, Texas)

    05/24/2012 10:10:21 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 23 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 24 May 2012 | Natasha Sweatte
    SLATON, TX (KCBD) - Parents at Stephen F. Austin in Slaton are concerned about their children's safety after a group of preschoolers displayed inappropriate behavior on the playground. Superintendent Julee Becker confirmed that the incident did involve sexual behavior, but she says supervision levels on school grounds, especially on the playground, have been increased. Several parents of students with disabilities called KCBD NewsChannel 11, worried that their kids would not be able to defend themselves if touched inappropriately. Becker said the students involved were disciplined accordingly and says it was a one-time incident. Josie Dabila, grandparent of a Stephen F....
  • New complaint filed against local vet; toxic chemical kill to blame? (Lubbock, Texas)

    05/24/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 1 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 23 May 2012 | Natasha Sweatte
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A local vet is under scrutiny once again after a new complaint has been filed. Kelley Floyd filed a complaint against Lubbock mobile veterinarian Dr. Penny Kelso due to her treatment of a Labrador retriever named Spooky. "Someone else might call her and lose a beloved pet," Floyd said. "That's what we're trying to prevent." Kelso has been reprimanded by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners five times. In 2008, Kelso had her license suspended for two years. This most recent case involved a house call that Dr. Kelso made to Patricia Mott's dog, Spooky....
  • Strange lights in Lubbock sky raise questions (Texas)

    05/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 37 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 17 May 2012 | Tiffany Pelt
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strange glowing blue lights flying up and down, side to side and sporadically disappearing and reappearing in the night sky…this is what many south Lubbock residents say they've seen over the last few weeks. After taking several calls, emails and Facebook posts, KCBD decided to check it out and see what was behind these mystery lights. Keith Mowery was just one of many who spotted the blue lights about three weeks ago at his shop off of 87th and Avenue P. "My buddy called me and said you need to get outside right now," said Keith....
  • Lubbock (Texas) airport police officer arrested for soliciting prostitution

    04/09/2012 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 16 replies
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 9 April 2012 | James Clark
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - KCBD NewsChannel 11 has confirmed that a Lubbock airport police officer was arrested Thursday, accused of soliciting prostitution and trespassing. A police report says Gary Dwane Fisher, 58, and a 44-year-old woman "knowingly agreed to engage in sexual conduct for a fee while on public school property." The woman was also arrested. The school property was the Lubbock ISD Administration Building, 1628 19th Street. The report also says that Fisher "knowingly solicited another in a public place to engage with him in sexual conduct for a fee." The City of Lubbock confirms that Fisher is not...